Your Lips Move, But I Can’t Hear What You Say

  • June 4, addressing AIPAC:
    “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
  • June 26, on DC v. Heller:
    “I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures. The Supreme Court has now endorsed that view.”
  • July 1, on expanding “faith-based” programs:
    “Make no mistake, as someone who used to teach constitutional law, I believe deeply in the separation of church and state, but I don’t believe this partnership will endanger that idea.”
  • July 10, on FISA:
    “Senator Obama has said before that the compromise bill is not perfect,” his campaign said in a statement. “Given the choice between voting for an improved yet imperfect bill, and losing important surveillance tools, Senator Obama chose to support the FISA compromise.”
  • August 1, on offshore drilling:
    “If we can come up with a genuine, bipartisan compromise in which I have to accept some things I don’t like, or the Democrats have to accept some things that they don’t like, in exchange for moving us in the direction of energy independence, than that’s something I’m open to.”

Damn those nuanced positions. They’re really starting to mess with our head.

Obama’s Shift on Drilling [WaPo]
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